Airfield construction at Thurleigh - Keeping contact with the control centre © Historic England 2018
Having completed the PhD introductions session I have been concentrating on completing my paper for the Construction History Society meeting in April (Sixth Annual Conference of the Construction History Society) - deadline is 14th January. In addition I have been looking to see what other organisations might be able to help me and so am now a "Friend of RIBA" and a student member of the International Council on Archives.
John Laing very kindly put a piece in the latest Retirees Newsletter about the work that I am undertaking and I have had an immediate response with someone very kindly offering me their notebook from Berkeley to take a look at. This was better than I could have hoped for and with luck is the start of more material and anecdotes.
January will start with a tutorial and attending a whole lecture series for which the reading list is huge (but usefully has a small "must read" alongside the "could read" pile).